What Happened on February 1, 1908

How Portugal Lost Its Monarchy

Historical Events

  • King Carlos I of Portugal and his heir, Prince Luis Filipe are assassinated by Republican sympathizers in Terreiro do Paco, Lisbon

Famous Birthdays

  • Albie Booth, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Yale University), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1959)
  • Edward Staempfli, Swiss pianist, conductor, and composer, born in Bern, Switzerland (d. 2002)
  • George Pal, Hungarian-American film director (When Worlds Collide, Puppetoons), born in Cegl├ęd, Hungary (d. 1980)

Famous Deaths

  • Carlos I, King of Portugal (1889-1908), assassinated by Republican sympathisers at 44
1908 Highlights

About February 1, 1908

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 115 years and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aquarius